Al Horford, Marcus Morris discuss future with Celtics following disappointing end to season

Ryan Hannable
May 09, 2019 - 10:53 am

This will be an interesting offseason to say the least for the Celtics.

The team will likely look a lot different next season and two players who could potentially leave are Al Horford and Marcus Morris. Morris is a free agent, while Horford has a player option.

Morris, who is coming off one of the best years of his career, indicated he wants to return.

“Obviously I love being here in Boston," he said to reporters. "I’ve enjoyed it a lot and hopefully I stay here. It’s a great organization, nothing but great for me being able to play on that stage. I’ve enjoyed my time.”

Money will be a big factor, as following the year he had Morris could potentially get more on the open market. Also, Kyrie Irving's status could impact things as well in terms of how much money the Celtics have to spend.

Horford can opt out of his $30 million deal and test free agency, but it appears he doesn't want to commit to anything just yet.

“It’s something that I haven’t even stopped to think about,” he said to reporters. “I’ve enjoyed being here in Boston. Just have to wait and see what we’re going to do as a team. And it’s steps that the management is going to do moving forward, and continue to get better.”

Horford added: “That’s something that management is going to have to figure out. They’re going to have to see what the future looks like for us.”

For both players, it seems they are disappointed with how things ended.

“I felt as though we owed Boston to be better,” Morris said. “They stayed with us through this tough year, and I just felt like we owed them to be better. Me personally, I prepared like no other last year to have a good season to help my team. For us to not be able to make that step, I think that’s what hurts the most.”

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